the bloody sunday protest (1) street art
The above photograph shows some 'street art' which was produced to commemorate the 25th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'. On 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972) the British Army opened fire on a Civil Rights demonstration and killed 14 people. As part of the commemoration 'the Bogside Artists' produced 14 large black and white portraits of those killed as a result of the shootings. The paintings are shown above displayed on the hillside (in the Creggan area of Derry) overlooking the route taken by the march on 30 January 1972.
This photograph shows the paintings from a different view.
When the march reached the Bogside the images were displayed directly below the Derry Walls (see photograph on right). On the Derry Walls can be seen the British Army observation tower which is used to carry out surveillance of the Bogside. In recent years evidence has been uncovered that soldiers on duty on the Walls on 'Bloody Sunday' may have fired upon the demonstraters.
The following two photographs show the large portraits being displayed at 'Free Derry Corner' where the original march on 30 January 1972 was begining to gather when British Soldiers opened fire on those taking part.
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